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Two anonymous physicians share their stories and unfiltered thoughts on the world, medicine, mental health, the pandemic, and the latest current events. Your host Dr. Trevor: a degenerate who washed up on the shores of medical school. Your Co-host Dr. Ken: an intellectual, born to be a doctor. Ask us questions to be featured on the show ThatIsUnprofessional@gmail.com Twitter: @NotProMD The information in this podcast is not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical adv ...
 
As a PhD (in training), you face unique money challenges that stem from your low stipend/salary during your years of graduate school and postdoc training. Listen here for the hard-won financial wisdom of your fellow graduate students, postdocs, and PhDs with Real Jobs. From budgeting and frugality to investing and debt repayment, this podcast is your higher education in personal finance.
 
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Join our Keck Graduate Institute (KGI) community as we share behind-the-scenes insights on the innovation and collaboration taking place on campus. On this podcast, we share conversations with students, faculty, staff, alumni, and other guests. Visit our website at kgi.edu and follow us on social media @KeckGrad.
 
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Does the masturbation of squirrels correlate with their survival?? The answer may surprise you! In this episode we solve the American healthcare and insurance crisis. We talk about David Goggins vs. Jocko Willink, Rabies numbers exploding in the United States, and the endurance of studying for medical exams. Trevor gives his day-to-day schedule, Ke…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Alyce Viens, a 4th-year PhD student in communications at the University of Connecticut. On the eve of her defense, Alyce looks back over her time in graduate school to share the strategies that have help her pay off her student loans, invest for retirement, and save a down payment on a home. We discuss how Alyce bu…
 
In this episode, we talk about the diagnosis that consists of putting scotch tape on your a** hole. We talk about how New Year's resolutions are not corny, but are totally rad. We go over what category of seduction we are in Robert Greene’s book The Art of Seduction, the time Ken treated an elephant in the ED, and the great resignation of nurses an…
 
In this episode we talk about our numbers blowing up, how primitive some diagnoses are, such as poking the problem with a stick. We talk if tutors are worth it, how to overcome insecurity and how to feel that you bring something of value to people. We answer "Is Medical School Hard?", and we imagine a world where Gregor Mendel, the botanist who cro…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Maya Gosztyla, a third-year graduate student in biomedical sciences at the University of California at San Diego. Maya has experienced major financial ups and downs over the three years since her first podcast interview. Her husband was unemployed for over a year between moving with her to San Diego and pandemic hi…
 
In this episode the boys are back in town. Ken talks about rumors getting around about him at his new hospital. We talk Omicron variant, MSG, and “Chinese Restaurant Syndrome”. Trevor almost shits his pants, is offered sex, and his new mentor is an Italian mobster physician guy. Fuck NY buses. Fuck some Airbnb's, and we explain how interviews work …
 
This episode we talk about medicine in sports. We bring in our NHL correspondent, Justin, to talk about the recent case involving Jack Eichel and his back surgery. In the NFL, we talk about Peyton Manning and his spinal surgery before his great comeback. We talk how difficult physical rehabilitation is and why a lot of people quit part way. We also…
 
Emily published the first episode of this podcast in July 2018. This is the one hundred and fiftieth episode, and over the last three and a half years, the podcast has featured 134 unique voices in addition to Emily’s. The last episode in 2021 catches up with the guests from Seasons 4 through 6. The guests were invited to submit short audio updates…
 
In this episode, Emily shares the first section of a written guide she recently added to the Personal Finance for PhDs Community, titled How to Pursue FIRE in Graduate School. FIRE stands for Financial Independence / Retire Early, and it's a big movement among personal finance enthusiasts right now. At first, Emily didn't believe graduate school an…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Courtney Beringer, a second-year PhD student in civil engineering at Oregon State. Courtney joined the Personal Finance for PhDs Community near the start of grad school; the Community taught and encouraged her to create an emergency fund, open and fund a Roth IRA, file an accurate tax return, and calculate and pay …
 
Today, I’m happy to be talking to Heather Hutchinson who has seen great adversity, had the courage to fight through it, and come out the other side. She is an Amazon best selling author and an award winning musician. We explore what it means to be courageous, what it really is like to hit rock bottom, and how to come out of it fighting. “Man does n…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Elana Gloger, a 5th-year PhD student at the University of Kentucky and the host of the Dear Grad Student podcast. Elana and Emily discuss Elana's motivation to start Dear Grad Student, how the podcast makes money and how much, and the podcast's expenses. They both give advice on how to earn money from a podcast for…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Nelson Zounlome, a recent PhD in counseling psychology from Indiana University and assistant professor at the University of Kentucky. Nelson started graduate school with a negative net worth, but over the six years of his PhD he increased his net worth to nearly six figures, including investments in both a Roth…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Lubos Brieda, a PhD in aerospace engineering who is now a full-time consultant in the aerospace industry. Lubos's solopreneur journey during grad school started with blogging about scientific computing and a part-time job at NASA on top of his assistantship. Lubos gives great advice on how to start consulting a…
 
This episode is brought to you by FedEx, specifically the warehouse where they store all the drugs, firearms, and money that are confiscated from bags they pick out. We talk about drug testing, how long it takes for different drugs to not test positive and that lacing drugs is bad, mmmk. We talk how to seduce a program director, and the different t…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Sean Bittner, a newly minted PhD in biomedical engineering, on how Sean navigated finding and landing his first post-PhD job in medtech innovation. Sean timed his start date for immediately after his grad student position finished so as to not miss any paychecks, and they discuss how early Sean started networki…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Emily Przysinda, an MD/PhD student at the University of Rochester who is approximately halfway through her 8-year degree program. As is typical in a Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP), Emily's funding package includes tuition and fees and a stipend for the entire program. Emily and Emily discuss the financia…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Sharena Rice, who recently completed her PhD in neuroscience at the University of Michigan. At the start of grad school, Sharena defined what she considers "the good life" and made sure that she lived according to her values. She committed herself to simple living so that she could invest over half of her stipe…
 
In this Industry Talk, Andrey Zarur, PhD, discusses "Conquering COVID: Gaps in Global Vaccine Strategy”. Zarur co-founded GreenLight Biosciences in 2008 to develop advanced biological solutions to overcome some of the biggest challenges faced by the human race, including sustainable food production, response and preparedness for pandemics, and glob…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Natalia Bielczyk, a PhD-turned-solopreneur who helps researchers step into fulfilling careers outside of academia. Natalia started investing in a variety of sectors during her PhD training, finding success in some areas and disaster in others. She shares her hard-won lessons into how to invest according to your…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews My-Linh Luong, a PhD candidate in physiotherapy at the University of Melbourne in Australia. My-Linh is at the all but dissertation stage of her PhD and recently accepted a dream job with a dream salary. She tells the story of how she prepared for and executed her job search, which involved an amazing degree of int…
 
KGI Professor Dr. Animesh Ray and Associate Professor of Biopharmaceutical Sciences Dr. Jeniffer Hernandez have been selected as 2021 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director’s Transformative Research Award recipients as part of the NIH Common Fund’s High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. This fund supports inherently risky and untested proje…
 
In this episode we explain the root cause of all jealousy. A wise sage gives us advice on how to enjoy a career. We learn that status and connections gets you the muffin top instead of the muffin bottom. Black people got the short end of the stick when it comes to health, but the *ahem* long end of the stick in other departments. Smoking protects y…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Cara Davidson, a graduate student at Western University. Cara has a "tumultuous" income from assistantships, scholarships, and freelance writing, and she built up a considerable nest egg thanks to diligently tracking her spending. She started investing in January 2021 in mutual funds and also meme stocks and crypto…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Erika Moore Taylor, an assistant professor at the University of Florida and the founder of Moore Wealth. When Erika started her PhD at Duke, she had $65,000 of student loan debt, which she committed to paying off before her graduation. One of the strategies she used that made the biggest impact was to serve as …
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Chris Caterine, the author of Leaving Academia: A Practical Guide. Chris holds a PhD in classics and worked as a visiting assistant professor before transitioning into a career in the private sector. Leaving Academia addresses the necessary identity shift and practical steps that accompany this process and grew…
 
Ken is back from vacation in the motherland, Canada. He takes his weird cousin under his tutelage as the little guy undertakes a couple of awkward, dispassionate, lateral steps in the general area toward attempting to get into medical school. Trevor talks about their time cheating in medical school, getting caught, and then being asked to snitch on…
 
In this episode, Emily explores the topic of credit: what is it, why it matters, how to establish it, how to improve it, and when you can stop thinking about it so much. Near the end, she also reveals the biggest credit killer that she sees among the PhD community and how to overcome it. As ever, the content is tailored to the PhD experience of fin…
 
In this episode Trevor learns that he is being seduced for a green card and that Putin has little babies infiltrating the hospital system. Garbiel teaches us about how to immigrate and that we should all hate immigrants with strict prejudice. We also talk about this thing called COVID, it's this virus thing that causes illness and was started by a …
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Alexandra Savinkina, who is starting a PhD program at Yale University after completing a master's degree and working for several years. She has spent the last few years pursuing Public Service Loan Forgiveness while contributing to retirement accounts and saving and is therefore entering her PhD with significant st…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Alana Rister, a PhD in chemistry and the founder of the Science Grad School Coach. Alana and Emily discuss two major aspects of Alana's finances from grad school and her postdoc: student loans and a condo purchase. Alana's main financial goal during grad school was paying down her variable interest rate private…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Jin Chow, a graduate student at Stanford, and Stephen Weber, a graduate student at the University of Georgia. Jin is the co-founder of Polygence, a start-up that facilitates graduate students and PhDs remotely mentoring high school students one-on-one through well-defined research projects. Stephen has mentored fiv…
 
This one is a real life interview. Trevor interviews Silke Maria Haas, an Osteopathic and Naturopathic Physician. We speak about the importance your mind has on your health, how it can directly cause pains and pathology in your body, as well as how we can work with this connection to be healthier and happier. We discuss how Gen Z will have to furth…
 
In this episode, Emily teaches what various types of PhD trainees can do at the start of the academic year to make next tax season go more smoothly. She covers tracking qualified education expenses, quarterly estimated tax, the Kiddie Tax, and state residency. Please consider sharing this episode on social media or with an email list-serv so your p…
 
The kind and humble Gabriel joins us for the first time on the podcast from pediatrics rotation. He comes out of left field with stories of being blackmailed in college and then blackmailing the guy. Also, on being diagnosed with the age old “Yellow Fever” (not the virus), and the prognosis is not looking good. We talk interracial dating, dating gi…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Ben Wills, who is starting a master's of science at Georgia Tech at age 29. They discuss the interesting jobs and experiences that Ben had in his 20s and why he is now pursuing a graduate degree. Ben's main financial goals for graduate school are to not accumulate any debt and to max out his Roth IRA each year, and…
 
Ken whips out his genius and throws it on the table, he talks about taking STEP 2, how he can sleep before the biggest exam of his life, calling the police, covid-19, delta virus, and his hate for the homeless. Trevor becomes a scientist for 12 seconds and explains how humans are being selected for and evolving in the modern world. We explain epige…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Michelle Thompson, who has had multiple careers as a lawyer, an adjunct, and now a coach and business owner. Michelle observed her mother's terror and her father's avoidance regarding money and combined the two in her own adulthood. Emily and Michelle discuss the financial struggle of earning a low stipend as a…
 
In this episode, Emily interviews Dr. Judy Chan, a PhD and staff member at the University of British Columbia. As a child of immigrants to Canada, Judy learned early on the virtues of hard work, saving, and the value of a dollar. She applied these principles consistently while she earned her PhD, started her business, and became a parent—to great e…
 
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